Yesterday's terror attack in Istanbul's Ataturk airport which left at least 41 dead and over 140 wounded comes on the 2nd anniversary of ISIS declaring an Islamic State Caliphate.
Turkey’s Dogan News Agency cited police sources as saying: “ISIS is behind the attack” at Ataturk Airport, although there has not yet been any official confirmation.
Turkey's Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, said Tuesday night that 41 people and three suicide bombers died in the attack at Istanbul's Ataturk airport which is located just outside of Istanbul.
Yildirm said that so far all indications point to the Islamic State (ISIS) group being behind the attack, adding the attackers arrived at the airport in a taxi and blew themselves up after opening fire.
ISIS has not yet claimed responsibility for the attack. However, yesterday marks exactly 2 years since the Shura Council of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham declared the return of the Caliphate after their dramatic capture of the city of Mosul in northern Iraq.
An ISIS-run newspaper yesterday criticized Turkish President Erdogan for his reconciliation deal with Israel and accused him of abandoning Islamic values.